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Watching the Hawks


Tyrel Ventura and his guests are your eyes and ears on the ground in the world of media, politics and pop culture.

Aug 2, 2021 08:23

America controlled by corporations

Jul 26, 2021 07:33

Climate change fallout & the Jenga of infrastructure

Even though humanity is facing extinction, politicians and billionaires are still choosing profits over survival when it comes to climate change. The US infrastructure is falling down around us while Congress bickers over credit, blame, and spending.

Jul 19, 2021 06:39

Forever war on immigration & the summer of the missing workers

From bringing back Trump's wall to turning National Guard soldiers into mercenaries, the Republican Party is waging war on immigration.Despite massive job openings, positions are not being filled. In a post-pandemic world, where have all the workers gone?

Jul 12, 2021 06:38

Police reform: From policing the world to policing city blocks

Examining the role of the United States as the self-proclaimed global policeman through the horror and tragedy of US interventionism. US domestic policing is under fire with many pointing out the desperate need for reform. What changes should be made to make communities safe from both criminal and police violence?

Jul 3, 2021 06:53

The Week’s Top Stories: Bill Cosby released, Britney Spears’ fight to end conservatorship and more

Bill Cosby was released from prison Wednesday after Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned his sexual assault conviction, saying the disgraced actor’s due process rights were violated. Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the Supreme Court’s most conservative voices, has suddenly become an unlikely hero in the cannabis industry. A Washington internship can open doors for career paths in Congress, the federal government, and the government-industrial complex of think tanks, law firms, and lobbying shops, if you can afford it. Former President Donald Trump, in his latest effort to regain the national spotlight, traveled to the US-Mexico border on Wednesday.

Jul 2, 2021 07:07

US Supreme Court upholds Jim Crow 2.0 & Pulse nightclub survivor speaks out on gun violence

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a voting-rights challenge to Arizona’s election laws, ruling the state may discard legal ballots that are cast in the wrong precinct even if doing so results in throwing out a much higher percentage of votes cast by Latinos, black people, and Native Americans than whites. Five years after the shooting at Pulse nightclub that claimed 49 lives, Patience Murray still struggles physically and mentally with what happened that night. “There will never be a point where I’m done learning or done healing,” she said. “And I just have to accept that.”